Upcoming Special Events



Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Chinook Middle School Commons

2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect, and Chinook Middle School, are hosting a screening of an important film, Angst, created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope.


IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its timely documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. Chinook Middle School will host a special screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion. Panelists are Maria Barrios, parent from Medina Elementary School; Dr. Rindee Ashcraft, Polaris Family Behavioral Health; and a  School Counselor (TBA). Children over age 10 are welcome to attend with an adult.


Please RSVP here.

Kindering Free Parenting Class

When:  Mondays from 6-8pm, February 25th to April 29th

Where: 16120 NE 8th Street Bellevue

Kindering is pleased to offer a free parenting class to parents of children from 2 through 12. The ten-week class focuses on basic parenting skills such as managing anger and effective communication. Kindering has been providing free parenting classes to the community since 1991. Registration can be via email, fax or mail. Classes fill quickly and are on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information and to register contact:

Lois Ralph at 425-653-4302 or lois.ralph@kindering.org.

Camp Kindness Counts: Community Service Summer Camps

Camp Kindness Counts is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and empower kids to make a difference in their communities by embodying mindfulness and leading with kindness! Their activities involve community service, collaboration, problem solving community/world issues, team games and social-emotional awareness exercises.

What: Community Hero Summer Camp

Who: Kids ages 5-12

When: June & July 2019 9am-3pm (Extended Care available)

Where: Pick up/Drop off by Microsoft main campus

Register here: www.campkindnesscounts.org/summer-camps

Early Bird: $290 until March 15th!

Educational/School Programs

Family Book Club in Spanish at Lake Hills Library

Fabulous opportunity for Spanish Outside of School!!

The fourth Tuesday of every month

6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Lake Hills Library
15590 Lake Hills Boulevard

Bellevue, WA 98007

(King County Library System)

Join us! Kindergartners are welcome, too! The class is conducted in Spanish, but don't let that deter you!  Details at KCLS.com

Spanish Storytime at Issaquah Library

Introduce your younger sibling to Spanish early! For ages 3 and up

Every Thursday

10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Issaquah Library
10 West Sunset Way

Issaquah, WA 98027

Come for bilingual stories and songs in Spanish and English for children and families.

Families do not need to understand Spanish to enjoy this event.

¡Vengan a la hora de cuentos y canciones para niños y sus familias! No es necesario entender ambos idiomas para disfrutar de este evento. Edades 3 y más con un adulto.

Bellevue College Parent Education Program

Class Opportunities for Kindergartners and their younger siblings through the Bellevue College Parent Education Program

Discovery Lab for Kindergarteners and First and Second Graders through the Bellevue College Parent Education Program.

Monday 4:00-6:00 pm

Wednesday 2:30-4:30 pm

 Sports and Recreation Programs

Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue

The Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue offers a variety of afterschool sports, recreation, and education classes.  Register for wrestling, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, Project Learn, LEGO robotics, and more! Visit www.bgcbellevue.org.

Bellevue Cheerleading and Dance Teams 

Come join the fun with the Bellevue Parks Cheerleading Program!  Teams are offered for all experience levels, ages 5-18. Practices are at Highland Community Center (next to the YMCA on Bel-Red Rd). Learn cheers, jumps, beginning tumbling, and dance.  We perform all over the community, including at halftime of a Seattle Storm game!  Visit www.EastsideDreamElite.com for more info or call 425-246-9636.  

Register online at http://parksreg.bellevuewa.gov. We also offer classes in Sammamish, Mercer Island, Kirkland, Renton and Seattle.

Premiere Dance Center

Premiere Dance Center is a family-friendly dance studio located between Redmond and Bellevue. With professionally trained instructors and inclusive, hard working students, Premiere opens their arms to any child looking for dance training and/or new friends! Whether the child aspires to dance professionally, perform in competitions, or just take one fun class a week for fun, PDC has the perfect fit. We have classes for children ages 3-18, as well as an adult program, with genres from tap to ballet, (and many more), available. First classes for new students are free of charge. We hope to see you soon!

YMCA Programs

The YMCA offers a variety of classes and sports programs for kids of all ages!  Swimming, karate, cooking, fitness classes, and more!

Visit the YMCA website for more information!

City of Bellevue

Looking for after school sports and activities for your kids?  View the current Bellevue Parks and Recreation Connections Guide and check out what is available!

Find out more about youth sports offered by Bellevue's Park and Community Service Department.  Discounts are available for Bellevue residents.  There are many programs for all ages including baseball camp on Nov 9 and 12, co-ed basketball clinics, and more.

Other Community Programs

YMCA Adventure Guides

Dads – are you looking for an easy and fun way to spend some quality time with your son or daughter?  The YMCA Adventure Guides may be what you are looking for.  Just a few campouts per year where cabins and good food are provided.  The Y organizes everything for you.  The program is for grades K-3.  For more information or to register, visit https://www.seattleymca.org/y-guides. 

Puesta del Sol already has two dedicated groups:

For the Dads/Sons group, contact Will.Fox@Milliman.com.

For the Dads/Daughters group, contact Rob Reed RobReed@outlook.com.

The Center for Wooden Boats -
Free Public Sail

Every Sunday, 11am-3pm. South Lake Union, The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle. This fun event allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats around Lake Union. Rides available throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. In-person sign-ups begin at 10am; space is limited and rides fill quickly. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  Sails take place rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep you at the dock.

 Learn more

Music Works Northwest

Music Lessons, Classes and Ensembles for all ages and abilities: www.musicworksnw.org.  

Sewing Camp with "Sew Maris"

Check out available Sewing Classes.  Sewing classes are designed to teach kids and adults how to sew while also having fun in a supportive group setting. Classes are available for a variety of skill levels throughout the year, and always include “kid-approved” projects. Come join the fun!  maris@sewmaris.com